School Overview

Columbia Southern University is a Private, 4 years college located in Orange Beach, Alabama. Columbia Southern ranked 20th in Alabama Colleges and 120th in Federal Region IV.
It has a total enrollment of 18,533 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 39 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
Columbia Southern University is accredited by Distance Education Accrediting Commission.
Contact Information
Address21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship

Admission Information

Columbia Southern University has an open admission policy (any students can attend with high school diploma or a certificate of attendance or General Educational Development (GED) certificate). Contact the school to get more information.
Open Admission Policy

Tuition & Fees

Columbia Southern's 2022 tuition & fees is $5,775 for undergraduate students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $4,035.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$5,775
Graduate Tuition & Fees$4,035
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 18,533 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 18,533 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Columbia Southern has 13,254 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 5,279 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students18,533
Undergraduate Students13,254
Graduate Students5,279
Online Enrollment18,533

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs56 Programs
Number of online programs56 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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